The story of the Gospel’s advance in the last 300 years is the story of this unit. Meet John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield in the eighteenth century, and learn lessons for ministry from William Wilberforce, Charles Spurgeon and DL Moody in the nineteenth. More recently, we interact with Pentecostalism, Fundamentalism, and the rebirth of evangelicalism witnessed in the life of Billy Graham.
From its roots amongst the Puritans and the Pietists, the evangelical movement has witnessed extraordinary revivals in Europe and North America, seen missionaries sent to the ends of the earth, and has faced the Enlightenment and its challenge to Christian faith. Though contested in the age of Trump, this unit outlines the various ways that “vital piety” has been defended and promoted under modern conditions. Christians do well to interact with the modern and postmodern worlds in which evangelical faith has taken deep root. Ours is a story worth telling.
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|Workload||One semester, 12 credit points||One semester, 12 credit points|
|Prerequisites||48 Credit points of core foundation units||48 Credit points of core foundation units|
|Teacher||Rhys Bezzant||Rhys Bezzant|
Section A: The Evangelical Movement in its Historical Contexts
Section B: The Evangelical Movement – Primary Sources
Study of not less than two of the following documents: